Australian opening batsman Matt Renshaw stated that he is keen to play his first game at Melbourne Cricket Ground against Pakistan in the second game of the series which also is incidentally the Boxing Day Test.
Australia saw off a spirited fight from Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah on the final day as they managed to beat Pakistan by 39 runs while defending a total of 490 runs to win the first Test in Brisbane and claim a 1-0 lead in the series.
Asad Shafiq scored a valiant unbeaten century while Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz provided proper support as Pakistan reached 382 for eight in pursuit of their chase of 490 against Australia at stumps on day four of the first Test in Brisbane.
Australia's resounding success in hosting day-night Test matches was once again evident in Brisbane as the venue recorded the highest attendance in the first three days of the fifth Test against Pakistan.
Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa expressed his frustration after he was overlooked in the recent home One-Day International series against New Zealand despite being the leading wicket-taker this year in the format.
After Peter Handscomb's maiden Test century powered Australia to 429 in their first innings, the seamers were all over the Pakistan batsmen restricting them to 97 for eight at stumps on day two of the first Test in Brisbane.
Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc believes that unfamiliar conditions will hurt Pakistan ahead of the Brisbane Test which would allow the hosts to take a 1-0 early lead in the three Test series starting December 15th.
After setting a 311 runs target on day three, the Pakistan bowling unit led by Mohammad Nawaz bundled out Cricket Australia XI in 27.3 overs to complete a dominant 201 runs victory at Cairns on Saturday.
David Warner scored his second consecutive century and seventh this year as Australia secured a 117-run victory in the third and final One-Day International against New Zealand in Melbourne to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.